The Caribbean all rounder Andre Russell was served a one-year-ban notice a recent while back which confirmed that he will be out of action in the next 12 months. Actually, the tall right-hander failed to follow WADA regulations which led to his suspension from cricket for one year when an independent anti-doping panel in Kingston found him guilty for his negligent conduct to follow norm.
The news is confirmed by Patrick Foster, Russell’s lawyer. The lawyer assured that he will explore all legal possibilities to mitigate the effect of the decision including appealing against the ban before the concerned authority.
The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) declared that Andre Russell violated “whereabouts rule” for which the punitive action against the cricketer was taken. Actually, the cricketer missed three drug tests consecutively and didn’t inform the commission about his activity in the 18-month period in 2015.
The Jamaican all-rounder was found guilty by an independent tribunal in the doping case earlier today. The immediate reaction from the cricketer was an utter dismay of shock as he held his head down in shame once the verdict came out. The investigative tribunal found that the star all-rounder has breached the WADA code by hiding his whereabouts on three occasions in a 18-month period. Before the decision was announced, Russell prayed to god that won’t get life ban from playing cricket. It seems god has at least listened to his wish to some extent yet he will still have to face ban for his negligent behavior.
JADCO Charges Andre Russell of Misconduct & Not Following WADA Norms
The doping charge against Russell was levied by JADCO (Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission) in March last year. JADCO observed that the cricketer was particularly refraining from filing his whereabouts despite the JADCO’s relentless insistence asking the cricketer to do so on time.
In Russell’s defence, the lawyer said that the cricketer failed to file charges on January 1, July 1 and July 25, 2015 as he was unaware about the complete procedure and was busy with cricket in that time. A three-member tribunal comprising Dr Marjorie Vassell, Hugh Faulkner, and Dixeth Palmer, delivered the verdict today after thorough investigation and deliberations.
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